Register Login Scores

Orlando Pirates

Pirates With Big Decision To Make About International Striker  

Orlando Pirates will have a big decision to make about international striker Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele in planning for next season and beyond.

The Buccaneers have an option to sign the Democratic Republic of the Congo forward on a permanent deal once the club is pleased with his contribution and progress as he is on course to prove his worth after a long injury lay-off from where he comes from.

Read: Shonga’s First Words In Different Colours 

Currently, the 28-year-old is on loan at the Soweto giants from AS Vita Club of Kinshasa, though he has appeared to have found the going tough in breaking into coach Josef Zinnbauer’s matchday squad despite his reputation as a top striker.

So far in the 2020/21 DStv Premiership campaign, the forward has made two substitute appearances though he has been showing signs of improvement with his performances and understanding his teammates and their style of play.   

Read – Zinnbauer’s Questionable Tactics: He knows He Made A Blunder  

Mundele also featured in the CAF Confederation Cup match against Angolan outfit Sagrada Esperança in Luanda in December.

However, Zinnbauer hasn’t been convinced yet to hand him a start to prove himself. 

Read: Pitso’s Al Ahly Reclaim Top Spot With Big Victory  

Despite the absence of Zakhele Lepasa due to injury, Zinnbauer has stuck to using Terrence Dzvukamanja as a false number nine, with no place in the starting line-up for Mundele or even last season’s top goal-scorer Gabadinho Mhango, while Tshegofatso Mabasa has been disrupted by an in injury in his fight for a place in the team.

Meanwhile, the last time Pirates had a player on loan was in 2017 with Togolese forward Dove Wome who had come from SuperSport United, and while he had an impressive start at Bucs after scoring two goals from the first three matches that he played, the ex-Mamelodi Sundowns star struggled for game time at Bucs and was subsequently not retained on a permanent deal. 

Check out Themba Zwane’s selection with Chiefs and Pirates legends in a strong Dream Team

Pitso's Al Ahly Reclaim Top Spot With Big Victory

Agent Ecstatic After Coach’s Appointment

Shonga’s First Words In Different Colours


Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

22 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

133 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

12 Jan 26, 2021 07:17 PM in World News

Official: Another PSL Coach Loses His Job

41 Jan 25, 2021 01:23 AM in PSL

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

12 Jan 26, 2021 07:17 PM in World News

Transfer Update: Salah

6 Jan 25, 2021 09:05 PM in English Premier League

The Top Goalscorers In Europe This Season So Far

6 Jan 25, 2021 08:03 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Report: Ronaldo Snubs R110m Sponsorship Deal

6 Jan 26, 2021 01:23 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates